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August 2015

Posted August 01, 2015 in Lay Leadership

A Word from the Director

This coming program year is taking shape as leaders respond to the call to be with Christ on mission. Here is what’s happening:

Praying with St. Ignatius Retreat. A new opportunity for leadership development, called “team mentoring” will be piloted this fall. A committee comprised of Margaret Balewski, Martha Campbell, Patrick Cleary-Burns, Kathy Haag and Janet Lehane met this past month with Sr. Judy Cauley, CSJ (an expert in education and group process facilitation). Using the work of John Whitmore’s “Grow Model,” we are working to create a process that will help us to help one another in “growing” our leadership skills.

Called and Sent Spiritual Formation Program. Now that all six modules of this program have been designed, developed and piloted, we are planning to offer each module during the 2015-2016 program year. Meet the module designers:

Food for the Journey. Registration deadline for the fall program: August 28th . We will reflect on three women doctors of the Church who have helped to shape Christianity: Hildegard of Bingen (12th Century), Catherine of Siena (14th Century) and Thérèse of Lisieux (19th Century). The emphasis will be on deepening our understanding of Ignatian Spirituality in light of these women’s teachings. (See pg. 2 for fall program details.)

Nurturing the Call. Janet Lehane and Martha Campbell will join together to facilitate the fall program for our Praying with St. Ignatius and Spirituality Program for Adults/ Encountering Christ retreat leaders. The program will offer opportunity to hone the skills involved in small group facilitation as well as leading “Gospel Contemplation” and other prayer forms for large groups. (See pg. 2 for further details.)

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